August 18 Evening Edition

— Illinois State Senator hosts mock assassination of President Trump – DOUG E. IBENDAHL

— Trump Dismisses Worries of Recession, Says Economy Is Strong A strong economy is key to Trump’s reelection prospects – Kevin Freking (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)
— Shell Workers Would Have Lost Pay If They Missed Trump Speech at Plant

— Stars ‘aligned’ for proposed airport in suburban Chicago, expert says – AP

— Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow tries to downplay recession fears: ‘We’re doing pretty darn well’ – AP (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: A Trump-hater says “Chicago should landmark sign at Trump Tower. Efforts to remove the Trump Tower sign are futile. But what if the city preserves it, as a somber reminder of what happened to our great country?”
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: BGA disagrees with Kinzinger on handguns and assault weapons.

— Wauconda group to talk marijuana sales

— Township consolidation law may be first of many government reduction efforts – Rebecca Anzel

— All-powerful Madigan catching heat from multiple angles – Jim Dey

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats blame Republicans for gun violence.

— Ted Cruz: New York Times ‘destroying itself’ with ‘Trump hatred’ Editor reportedly discussed pivot from Russia to racism in staff meeting – Valerie Richardson (DIERSEN: Currently, my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes slander me as being someone who harasses people.)
— Trump accuses New York Times of leading ‘Racism Witch Hunt’ after newsroom leak – Valerie Richardson

— Open Borders? The EU Has Hundreds of Miles of Walls Those who argue against Trump’s immigration policies by looking abroad are in serious error. – BILL WIRTZ

— Shell Employees Were Told To Attend Trump Speech Or Not Get Paid – PAULINA LIKOS

— Supreme question: Can businesses force men to dress as men? ‘Unfair to women and girls, and puts employers in difficult situations’ – Bob Unruh
— CIVIL WAR IS PREFERABLE TO A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT Erik Rush asserts, ‘the party now represents America’s garbage’

— Trump again lashes out at NY Times, claims it’s going on a ‘racism witch hunt’ – JUSTIN WISE
— White House offers reassurances amid recession fears as 2020 candidates sound alarm – ZACK BUDRYK (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)

— In Economic Warning Signals, Trump Sees Signs of a Conspiracy – Maggie Haberman (DIERSEN: To defeat Trump in 2020, Trump-haters will do everything that they can to destroy America’s economy.)

— Trump Isn’t the One Dividing Us by Race He hardly mentions it, while his adversaries are obsessed with ‘whiteness’ and ‘white privilege.’ – Heather Mac Donald

— Opposition research: When is the right time for a campaign to attack their opponents? – Brad Presnall (DIERSEN: What do you say to my critics/opponents, their operatives, and their dupes who read my GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails to get information to use against me? Should I expose them?)

— Milton Township Republican Central Committee (MTRCC) should follow it by-laws concerning censure. MTRCC officers should never allow MTRCC members to constructively censure MTRCC members. MTRCC officers should never allow MTRCC members to badmouth, belittle, dismiss, disparage, defame, demonize, denigrate, condemn, insult, slander, or threaten any MTRCC member. – Dave Diersen

(FROM MTRCC BY-LAWS: Section 5 Misbehavior and Censure — Upon petition of not less than five (5) Voting Members, the Chairman shall direct the Policy Committee to convene a special meeting to consider allegations of misbehavior of any Committeeman in the fulfillment of their office or as a member of the organization. The Policy Committee shall thereafter within thirty (30) days, meet with the concerned Committeeman in relation to the matters charged in the petition, conduct such investigation as it deems necessary and make a report of its findings and recommendations to the Chairman. Upon the finding that the alleged misbehavior has been prejudicial to the best interest of the Republican Party and upon recommendation of the Policy Committee and the Executive Committee, the Chairman shall issue a letter of censure to the concerned Committeeman; provided that no member shall be censured without concurrence of two-thirds of the membership present at any regular or special meeting preceded by fifteen (15) days written notice to all members of the action contemplated. Any member to who a letter of censure is issued shall be ineligible to participate as a voting member of any meeting or other activity authorized by these By-Laws for a period of one year unless earlier restored to good standing by announcement of the Chairman, or by two-third’s vote of the membership present at any meeting. SEE:

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.